The Panic, Inc. Headquarters is a renovation and interior architectural design of an existing wood-framed warehouse in Portland. The studio provides the local software designer with a workspace that reflects its creativity while providing a home away from home for employees who spend long days and sometimes nights at the office. The overall goal was to create a design that was fun but not zany, cool but not austere.
The office is a culmination of two spaces: a light-filled flexible gallery space that simultaneously floods the adjacent halls and rooms with filtered light; and an open workspace with controlled lighting and views to the north and east. The kitchen, family room, conference room, and library are defined by a white dropped ceiling in the center of the warehouse space. A sculptural steel and concrete stair ascends through this ceiling leading to a new roof deck.
A variety of finishes, colors, patterns, and textures provide a playful sophistication and subtle reference to Panic’s corporate alter ego. Additionally, colorful graphic panels, carpet patterns, and playful art walls reinforce the vibrant, creative aura of the space.